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USAC Service Provider Webinar Notes – Mar. 2016

USAC’s Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) hosts monthly service provider conference calls, providing information and guidance for vendors participating in the E-rate program. Highlights from the March 2, 2016 service provider webinar include:

Invoicing Update
Payments for the month of February totaled $210.27 million against requests for $288 million for 2006 service providers and 92% of the invoices were processed within 30 days.

Top Invoice Denial Reasons:

Possible Duplicate Invoicing

Total Commitment Paid

Invoice Received After Deadline

Invalid Form 471/FRN

Billed Date Prior to Service Start Date

An applicant submitted a service substitution request over six months ago. What is the likely turnaround for the resolution of these requests? Quicker turnarounds would really help with Category Two planning.

A: The SLD recognizes they have a backlog and are in the process of reducing these requests

Q: If removing old Cat 5 cabling is required to make new Cat 6 cabling drops work, is the removal of the old cabling E-rate eligible?

A: The SLD is reviewing this question and will post their response in an upcoming Newsbrief.

Note: The summary above is not the official minutes from the webinar, but simply notes from Funds For Learning. The official minutes for this webinar can be found here and archived call notes can be found here.

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